My old Lithops rock garden seems to be doing well despite the lack of sun in my apartment this winter. They’re happily splitting and growing on my window sill.
It’s going to take a while for these guys to completely shed their baby leaves. The split only opens a tiny bit more every week.
Only a few baby leaves left. They may have gone dormant a few weeks ago, so they’re not really increasing in size.
I think I’ll leave them as is and only update the blog when I see progress (if I can keep them alive until then).
Sleep tight little boogers.
A bit of progress. The new set of leaves grows so slowly compared to new leaves on adult Pleiospilos. The old leaves are slowly deflating and wrinkling.
Still waiting for the red seedling to split. The light brown ones look very much like the common L. aucampiae.
They’ve now survived 3 weeks without water.
More splitting seedlings (bottom left and middle right).
I like how the seed shells are still attached to some of the seedlings, even after weeks of being watered with a (clean) bathroom spray bottle.
Stretching blobs, compact blobs, tanned blobs, mutant blobs and pale blobs. They may not be 100% perfect, but it’s still a fun experiment.
Brought these Pleiospilos home from the hardware store as well. Had to weed out half of the plants in the pot, but the remaining plants look really healthy and plump.
I think I need more grow lights :3
Went into a hardware store to buy Christmas presents and found this beauty of a Pleiospilos Nelii ‘Royal Flush’ hiding in the back with several pots of dying succulents.
He’s going to make lots of mesemb friends in my apartment!
This week several of the Lithops seedlings have started to split! I reduced the photoperiod of the grow lights to 8 hours to simulate winter time (wanted to put my adult Lithops under the lights without disrupting their natural cycle) and the seedlings must have loved it.
Time to stop watering and just let them do their thing.